Did Lana Del Rey Really Slam Beyoncé, Ariana Grande and Camila Cabello?
Following the accusations of glamorizing abuse, fellow female artists met with Lana Del Rey’s outrage. Including Beyoncé and Ariana Grande, Lana made a point about double standards.
Prior to this, she had a row with music critic Ann Powers
In 2019, Lana Del Rey released her sixth album, NormaN F***ing Rockwell. In response to that, music critic, Ann Powers, reviewed her album. She compared the reality to Lana’s version of life. She wrote:
Lana Del Rey is all about wrong combinations: sunset dreams and dirty water, Mexican-American braids and a wetsuit, hip-hop flow and torch song feeling, conventional feminine submissiveness and post-feminist self-possession. Cognitive dissonance is the essence of her art, the way she builds her dream logic. Satin slips, Freudian slips: Throughout her tenure as a pop star, Lana has pursued revelations about how desire disassembles and recombines elements of a woman’s personality.
This review was met with Lana Del Rey’s outrage. She responded via a tweet and said:
Here’s a little sidenote on your piece – I don’t even relate to one observation you made about the music. There’s nothing uncooked about me. To write about me is nothing like it is to be with me. Besides, I never had a persona, nor needed one. Never will.
Here’s a little sidenote on your piece – I don’t even relate to one observation you made about the music. There’s nothing uncooked about me. To write about me is nothing like it is to be with me. Never had a persona. Never needed one. Never will.
— Lana Del Rey (@LanaDelRey) September 5, 2019
Recently, Lana Del Rey’s outrage was directed towards media not looking at the music of Beyoncé, Ariana Grande, and Camila Cabello the same way as hers
In a lengthy Instagram post, she slammed the critics and seemed to take a dig at Doja Cat, Ariana Grande, Camila Cabello, Cardi B, Kehlani, Nicki Minaj and Beyoncé. She wrote:
Now that Doja Cat, Ariana, Camila, Cardi B, Kehlani and Nicki Minaj and Beyoncé have had number ones with songs about being sexy, wearing no clothes, fucking, cheating, etc — can I please go back to singing? About being embodied, feeling beautiful by being in love even if the relationship is not perfect, or dancing for money — or whatever i want ––without being crucified or saying that I’m glamorising abuse???????
Furthermore, Lana Del Rey’s outrage and irritation directed towards people who think she has glamorized abuse. She said:
I’m fed up with female writers and alt singers saying that I glamorize abuse. When in reality, I’m just a glamorous person singing about the realities of what we are all now seeing are very prevalent abusive relationships all over the world.
After this rant, people accused her of racism. To which, she replied:
Bro. This is sad to make it about a WOC issue when I’m talking about my favorite singers. I could’ve literally said anyone but I picked my favorite fucking people. And this is the problem with society today. Not everything is about whatever you want it to be. It’s exactly the point of my post – there are certain women that culture doesn’t want to have a voice it may not have to do with race I don’t know what it has to do with. I don’t care anymore but don’t ever ever ever ever bro- call me racist because that is bullshit
With Lana Del Rey’s outrage and unfiltered criticism, it will be interesting to see what the other artists say.